The 10 books longlisted by the National Book Foundation for the 2018 National Book Awards in fiction feature five titles from imprints of Penguin Random House and one each from Graywolf, McSweeney’s, Soho Press, Workman, and Simon & Schuster.
Politics, in many forms, have driven many selections on the nonfiction longest of the National Book Awards in the US, and the poetry longest includes a number of award-winning writers.
Ten books have named to each of the National Book Foundation’s 2018 longlists in young people’s literature and the widely welcomed new National Book Award in translated literature.
In its first season, the National Book Foundation is partnering with five book festivals, two colleges, and three libraries to send authors to readers across the country.
Given a chance to speak to an audience of consumers, translation specialists brought together by the National Book Foundation, spoke about publishing, selling and marketing literature in translation.
A program that provides more than 27,000 educators with weekly poetry and teaching materials to support it has won the 2018 Innovations in Reading Prize from the National Book Foundation.
The program, run by the foundation that presents the annual National Book Award, is designed to distribute free, new books to young readers through public housing authorities in the United States.
Twenty-five judges will produce 50 longlisted titles, then 25 shortlisted books, and finally five winners of the 2018 National Book Awards, this year with the all-new Translated Literature prize among them.
As nationalism continues to influence American politics, the National Book Awards adds a category for translated literature with ‘the power to touch us as American readers.’
The key event in the US National Book Foundation’s annual awards program is the ceremony on Wednesday evening (November 15) in New York City.
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